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Genetically Modified Trees Can Give Direction To Lost Hickers

A small step for genetic engineering, but a big step for mankind, at least for people unable to read a map or to use a GPS to find their way when hicking in national parks: BioTeckTrees Corp. (NasdaqGS: BTTC) has just announced that they have successfully introduced electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) genetic material into a Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis; family Pinaceae) and that they will soon be able to design the trees so they can give direction to lost hickers.

Electrophorus electricus, also know as "electric eel" or "tremblador" is an electrical fish, capable of generating powerful electric shocks. This electric power generation property will also allow the tree to recharge lost hickers' mobile phones.

Despite strong resistance from environmentalists who are opposed to the introduction of GM plants in American forests, the first tree should be planted on April 1st in Redwood National Park (Ca).

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